Baiden is among the other half with no clear underlying reason for developing lymphedema, which can also be hereditary or result from vein and circulatory conditions, obesity, infections and other causes.
Baiden, who was born in Loris, is an avid gardener and a former golfer. She loves spending time outdoors and with her family – husband, Frank “Ebbie” Edward, five children, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Two of Baiden’s daughters are registered nurses, and they urged her to seek treatment when the swelling began. Since then, Baiden has become a stickler for following her treatment plan.
“I’ve done everything they’ve told me to do,” she says.